The Farm Meets the Shore at the Brick Farmers’ Market

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Here’s something you don’t hear very often, “Let’s get to the beach for some fresh veggies!” And that’s what my husband, Greg, said yesterday morning before we hopped in the car and headed to the Brick Farmer’s Market. If you haven’t guessed, this farmers’ market is held at, well, the beach of course…Windward Beach to…

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Baked Balsamic Bruschetta

Baked Balsamic Bruschetta

You might be wondering why we chose to bake this bruschetta since most bruschetta consist of a raw tomato blend that tops bread that has already been toasted. Well for starters, the toasted Parmesan cheese is D-LICIOUS! Aside from that, Greg isn’t a fan of raw tomatoes. Or raw garlic. Or raw onions…. Sooooo….not only…

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Avocado Hummus

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Today was the first day of Spring. As you can see by the photograph, here in New Jersey, Spring greeted us with a beautiful blanket of snow. I know you cannot hear the sarcastic tone with which that was written, but it’s there. Trust me. In celebration of the season characterized by rebirth and regrowth,…

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Cookies and Cream Shakeuccino

Cookies and Cream Shakeuccino

You might be saying to yourself, “What on earth is a shakeuccino?” Weeeell, I’m glad you asked! So let’s start with the facts of how the shakeuccino came to be: First, I love milkshakes (and any sort of ice cream creation but that’s beside the point). Secondly, I love icy cold Frappuccinos® from Starbucks and…

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Garlic-Herb Turkey Meatloaf

Garlic Herb Turkey Meatloaf

“This is the best meatloaf I’ve ever had!” is what Greg declared the other night at dinner when I served up this Garlic-Herb Turkey Meatloaf paired with Rosemary Mushroom Gravy. “It tastes like Salisbury steak,” he added (although neither the meatloaf nor the gravy contained any beef). Aside from creating a delicious turkey substitution to a traditional…

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Homemade Salsa Recipe

Homemade Salsa Recipe Pico De Gallo

It’s fiesta time! So break out your sombrero, shake those maracas and get ready to paaaaarty with some Homemade Salsa. I don’t know about you, but I looove the sides of fresh salsa and pico de gallo served at authentic Mexican restaurants. All those fresh and crisp veggies – it’s a snack that’s not only tasty, but…

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A+ Macaroni Salad

A+ Macaroni Salad

I must start by telling you that this is the macaroni salad recipe of my childhood. My father has been making this macaroni salad the same way since I can remember. What’s different about this recipe is that unlike traditional macaroni salad, there’s no celery or onion or bell pepper. The only veggie here is…

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Creamy White Bean Soup

Creamy White Bean Soup

With all of this cold winter weather, I have been trying out a bunch of new soup recipes. On top of that, I still have a lot of beans from my recent canned goods escapade (see the recipe for Lemon-Parmesan Chick Pea Salad and you will know what I am talking about). OK, so back to…

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